DESIGNER NAME: Ming Pin Tien
BACKGROUND: Friom Taipei, Taiwan, Ming Pin Tien studied an MA in Fashion Design & Technology, Womenswear at the London College of Fashion and has previously worked as a visual merchandiser for Secret Service and a design assistant for Jolin Wu Design Studio.
DESIGN SIGNATURES: “The strength of Ming’s designs lies in the knowledge of complex pattern cutting and an individual point of view in beauty and fashion. This has led him to be skilled in interpreting and executing conceptual designs. Most of Ming’s works are strongly abstract concept based, highly focused on creative pattern cutting transformed from body language, and well balanced in terms of different colours and textures.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “A coat composed from vegan leather belts, studs and metal rings from spring/summer 2013.”
COLLECTION: 'From the SS14 collection ‘I Will Follow You Into The Dark’, Ming has been focused on studying different aspects of love. Inspired by the UK based Chinese writer Xiaolu Guo’s book, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, Ming’s AW14 collection focuses on how individual identities might be erased in clashed relationships and the progression of rebuilding self-awareness. Carry on developing the label’s signature of sharp cut and clean silhouette, this collection uncompromisingly focuses on its details by combining colours, patterns and textures in a subtle approach. Different fabrics are bonded together, panels are inserted into seams, layered hems, raw edges are placed next to clean finishing; the AW14 collection embodies the design aesthetic of the label, which is contradicting, clashing and balancing.'
Designer Showrooms: RTW Contemporary
South Wing, First Floor
Somerset House, The Strand
12 - 16 September 2014
09:30 - 19:00